St. George's is accredited by the BC Inspector of Independent Schools and is a member of the Independent Schools Association of BC, the Canadian Association of Independent Schools, and the National Association of Independent Schools (USA).

The School’s management and operations are led by Dr. Tom Matthews, Headmaster, and are overseen by the Board of Directors of the St. George’s School Society under the stewardship of Mr. Jake Kerr ‘61, the current Chair. The School’s endowment funds and assets are held by the St. George’s School Foundation, the current Chair of the Foundation Board is Mr. Prentice Durbin ‘89. Both entities are incorporated under the Societies Act in British Columbia and are tax-exempt, registered charitable organizations under the Income Tax Act in Canada. Our charitable registration number is 11917-5511 RR0001.

The Boards are entrusted with the fiduciary responsibility of oversight of the affairs of the School and the stewardship of its assets. Directors and Trustees have a duty to make decisions and implement policies in the best interests of the School and are bound by a Board Code of Ethical Conduct.

2017-2018 School Board of Directors

  • Jake Kerr ‘61, Board Chair, Executive Committee Chair
  • Catherine McCauley, Vice-Chair, Advancement Committee Chair
  • Steve Sammut, Finance & Audit Committee Chair
  • Sven Freybe, Nominating & Governance Committee Chair
  • Rob McJunkin, Property & Facilities Committee Chair
  • Steve Munford, Education Committee Chair
  • Paul Dunstan
  • Don Forsgren
  • Joseph Fung ‘99
  • Gail Ruddy
  • Michael Skene ‘85
  • Russell Smith
  • Andrea Thomas Hill

  • Peeter Wesik
  • Prentice Durbin ‘89, Foundation Board Chair
  • Dirk Laudan ‘87, Old Boys Association President
Rosi Gill, SGPA President
The following individuals have been nominated -and have consented to act- as directors for election at the AGM of September 27, 2018 to fill the vacancies created as Sven Freybe and Russell Smith retire from the School Board:
  • Seonaid Charlesworth
  • Shanni Eckford

Paul Mitchell-Banks ‘78 and Janna Werry will also join the Board as representatives of the Old Boys’ Association and St. George’s Parents Association, respectively.

2017-2018 Foundation Board of Trustees

  • Prentice Durbin ‘89, Board Chair
  • Robert Orr, Audit & Risk Management Board Committee Chair
  • Anthony Werry, Investment Board Committee Chair
  • Carman Chan 
  • Kathy Butler 
  • Roderick Kirkham 
  • Mark Lewis ‘89
  • Jake Kerr ‘61- Society Representative
  • Catherine McCauley – Society Representative
  • Sven Freybe – Society Representative
  • Michael Skene ‘85 – Society Representative 
The following individuals have been nominated -and have consented to act- as trustees for election at the AGM of September 27, 2018 to fill the vacancies created as Carman Chan and Roderick Kirkham retire from the Foundation Board:
  • Ryan French
  • Victor Tsao 

St. George's School Leadership Team

Consisting of the members of Senior Management who report directly to the Headmaster and representing all areas within the School, the SGS Leadership Team:
  • shares with the Society Board the responsibility for advancing the School’s Mission, Vision and Values;
  • is responsible for implementing the Strategic Plan through the development, execution and monitoring of the Annual Action Plan;
  • is responsible for monitoring and strengthening School culture;
  • provides individual members with a School-wide perspective through an appreciation of other member’s portfolios, along with the interplay between various aspect of School operations beyond their own areas of responsibility; 
  • functions as a sounding board and support group for its members;
  • helps to inform decisions made by individual members on important matters within their portfolios, particularly when those matters may have School-wide implications;
  • provides advice, counsel and support to the Headmaster;
  • helps to inform key decision made by the Headmaster.

Leadership Team

List of 8 members.

  • Dr. Tom Matthews 

  • Mr. Gary Kern 

    Senior School Principal
  • Mr. Stephen Sturgeon 

    Junior School Principal
  • Mr. Alan Hesketh 

    Director of Residential Life
  • Mr. Sam Johnston 

    Director of Learning
  • Mr. Neil Piller 85

    Director of Operations
  • Ms. Karen Potter 

    Director of Human Resources
  • Mr. Sanjay Chauhan 

    Director of Finance
Founded in 1930, St. George's School is a world-class boys' university preparatory school, offering a day program in Grades 1-12 and an Urban Boarding program in Grades 8-12. With 1160 students, 110 of whom are boarders from over 20 countries worldwide, St. George’s School is a vibrant community committed to authentic learning.
St. George’s School
Junior Campus: 3851 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1T6
Senior Campus: 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1
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